Bush’s ‘Fence Bill’ Doesn’t Actually Create Fence
Posted by mythoughtsandnews on October 29, 2006
Bowing to anti-immigration hardliners in the House, President Bush today held a White House ceremony celebrating the signing of the “Secure Fence Act.” Bush told reporters, “The bill authorizes the construction of hundreds of miles of additional fencing along our southern border.”
Bush is right, the bill does “authorize” the constrution of a new fence. But that doesn’t mean the bill pays for it. As the Washington Post reported earlier this month:
No sooner did Congress authorize construction of a 700-mile fence on the U.S.-Mexico border last week than lawmakers rushed to approve separate legislation that ensures it will never be built, at least not as advertised, according to Republican lawmakers and immigration experts.
To many corrupt politicians in Washington that are only looking out for themselves and not for the American people. When they do not get re-elected, then they will be reaping what they sowed. The way they are treating the American people will come back to haunt them for years to come.